Jamestown Fire Department has welcomed a $1 million ladder truck, reports The Jamestown Sun.
The truck is expected to be financed through one-third from the city’s funds, one-third from public donations and one-third from the North Dakota Legislature.
The department had utilized a ladder truck owned by the state of North Dakota since the 1980s. In return, the department provided fire protection for North Dakota State Hospital. When the truck experienced mechanical issues in 2019, the state terminated the agreement.
Full training on the unit is scheduled for later in December. Fire officials expect the fire truck to be a great asset to the community and that at some time in the future will very likely help save a life.